The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a March 2018 deadline for its Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge program, which offers grants to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Continue reading
During the fall of 2017, the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee (MSC) sent out a survey with questions about metadata standards in order to develop a dialog about the committee’s Principles for Evaluating Metadata Standards and the metadata standards landscape in general.
The goals of the outreach were to create connections between metadata-focused organizations and to gain an understanding of the metadata landscape. This wide-angle view of metadata practices in cultural institutions focused on standards adoption and development as well as on trends across institutions.
Backstage Library Works participated in the survey. An article reviewing some of the results has now been published.
In a cultural moment that rings with cries of “fake news” and warnings that the Internet and social media can lead us into biased echo chambers, the Pew Research Center reports that a majority of Americans feel that public libraries help them find trustworthy and reliable information, learn new things, and make informed decisions.